Project retrospectives help teams examine what went right and what went wrong on a project. But traditionally, retrospectives (also known as "post-mortems") are only helpful at the end of the project--too late to help. You need agile retrospectives that are iterative and incremental. You need to accurately find and fix problems to help the team today.
Now, Derby and Larsen show you the tools, tricks, and tips you need to fix the problems you face on a software development project on an on-going basis. You'll see how to architect retrospectives in general, how to design them specifically for your team and organization, how to run them effectively, how to make the needed changes, and how to scale these techniques up. You'll learn how to deal with problems, and implement solutions effectively throughout the project--not just at the end.
With regular tune-ups, your team will hum like a precise, world-class orchestra.
Table of Contents
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- Chapter 1: Helping Your Team Inspect and Adapt
- Chapter 2: A Retrospective Custom-Fit to Your Team
- Chapter 3: Leading Retrospectives
- Chapter 4: Activities to Set the Stage
- Chapter 5: Activities to Gather Data
- Chapter 6: Activities to Generate Insights
- Chapter 7: Activities to Decide What to Do
- Chapter 8: Activities to Close the Retrospective
- Chapter 9: Releases and Project Retrospectives
- Chapter 10: Make It So
- Appendix 1: Facilitation Supplies
- Appendix 2: Debriefing Activities
- Appendix 3: Activities Quick Reference Matrix
- Appendix 4: Resources for Learning Facilitation Skills
- Appendix 5: Bibliography
- Title: Agile Retrospectives
- Release date: July 2006
- Publisher(s): Pragmatic Bookshelf
- ISBN: 9780977616640